Body Horror: Capitalism, Fear, Misogyny, Jokes

Body Horror: Capitalism, Fear, Misogyny, Jokes➵ [Read] ➯ Body Horror: Capitalism, Fear, Misogyny, Jokes By Anne Elizabeth Moore ✤ – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk Unspeakable acts are committed on women s bodies under capitalism everyday In Body Horror, Anne Elizabeth Moore explores the global toll of capitalism on women with thorough research, surprising humor Unspeakable acts are committed on women Capitalism, Fear, PDF Ë s bodies under capitalism everyday In Body Horror, Anne Elizabeth Moore explores the global toll of capitalism on women with thorough research, surprising humor, and ease especially when examining her own experiences with disease and health care to create a portrait of contemporary American culture that is gory and fascinatingAnne Elizabeth Moore is the author of Unmarketable and Cambodian Grrrl, co editor Body Horror: ePUB ô and publisher of the now defunct Punk Planet, a founding editor of Best American Comics, a Fulbright scholar, former UN Press Fellow, and USC Annenberg Getty Arts Journalism Fellow. She is an extremely sloppy thinker and it s extremely frustrating to read tbh The introduction was the most interesting part the rest was garbageAlso the jab about queer being used by girls who kiss girls at clubs to get male attention, and then saying that she s queer bc she s anti capitalist is so hilarious to me A battle between straight people for the completely meaningless queer label.Oh, she also believes that misogyny is about hatred of femininity jsyk before wasting your time. A series of essays that pays an homage to a genre of horror films and novels body horror by using them as a springboard to discuss the horrors women face under a patriarchal capitalism particularly in work, entertainment, and medicine The author outlines some of these horrors as a close observer Massacre on Veng Street or as a quasi survivor Fucking Cancer Her writing style does take some getting used to, but the patient reader is rewarded with trenchant observations Metaphysics of Co A series of essays that pays an homage to a genre of horror films and novels body horror by using them as a springboard to discuss the horrors women face under a patriarchal capitalism particularly in work, entertainment, and medicine The author outlines some of these horrors as a close observer Massacre on Veng Street or as a quasi survivor Fucking Cancer Her writing style does take some getting used to, but the patient reader is rewarded with trenchant observations Metaphysics of Compost is one of the most delightful essays in this collection Moore leverages her experience with farming an experience that she uses to highlight the complementary relationship between life and decay to shatter some of the most harmful myths purity in relation to consumption perpetuated by the mainstream food movement She also demonstrates that the movement s current focus on sustainability and consumption are distractions arguing that the relationships forged by what we eat and how it is acquired are as equally important to the nutritional properties of what is ingested I d recommend this book to everyone so much so that I ve bought 9 additional copies and gifted them to my friends The essays only get better as you read on, getting to know her voice, which is intelligent, insightful, sarcastic, and funny in the face of doom laden subject matter I had a slow start for whatever reason, but I ended up liking it a lot. I was really excited about this book, but it fell far short of my expectations Moore draws on many primary texts, events, experiences, little known facts, and phenomena that are interesting or seem to be, from her relatively limited treatment of them but her writing is so frenetic, jumping from topic to topic within a given essay it is sometimes difficult to see the connection from one part of the essay to the next, or how parts of the discussion serve her overall point or if she is even t I was really excited about this book, but it fell far short of my expectations Moore draws on many primary texts, events, experiences, little known facts, and phenomena that are interesting or seem to be, from her relatively limited treatment of them but her writing is so frenetic, jumping from topic to topic within a given essay it is sometimes difficult to see the connection from one part of the essay to the next, or how parts of the discussion serve her overall point or if she is even tracing the same point from beginning to end.I also take serious issue with Moore s co opting of terminologies that belong to other movements and groups, as well as her comparison of Cambodian garment workers and American women in the field of modeling On both of these issues Moore speaks from a place of privilege that I don t think she fully understands or accepts.If nothing else, Moore s insights about much of her own experience coming to terms with and living as a person with disabilities that are under studied because they primarily affect women are important Read my review of this here Read my review of this here i have mixed feelings about this that i want to acknowledge because i saw a handful of you have it on your lists i really liked it when i liked it and really didn t when i didn t i think she writes best about american healthcare, illness, and her own experiences if i was cherry picking, i d recommend the last three essays if you read it front to back you will have to grit your teeth through her bizarro explanation of why she identifies as queeri put this collection down for weeks at i have mixed feelings about this that i want to acknowledge because i saw a handful of you have it on your lists i really liked it when i liked it and really didn t when i didn t i think she writes best about american healthcare, illness, and her own experiences if i was cherry picking, i d recommend the last three essays if you read it front to back you will have to grit your teeth through her bizarro explanation of why she identifies as queeri put this collection down for weeks at times when i found her voice tedious and her points not that good but then again the vagina dentata essay made me laugh out loud on the train she touches the same ideas frequently i would have preferred to read one strong essay and gone interesting than repeatedly going that s an okay version of the point you ve already made but also i want my uk friends to read it and wonder at how bad american healthcare is LOL This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I really really wanted to like this book I relate or thought I related to a lot of the things Moore writes about, but I m ultimately left feeling a bit I don t know, frustrated I guess There was one essay that I found particularly grating For all of Moore s claiming to be neither stupid or ignorant of political struggles, I found much of her writing tone deaf, such as when she notes on the page opposite of the one with the previous quote that she uses the word queer as the general I really really wanted to like this book I relate or thought I related to a lot of the things Moore writes about, but I m ultimately left feeling a bit I don t know, frustrated I guess There was one essay that I found particularly grating For all of Moore s claiming to be neither stupid or ignorant of political struggles, I found much of her writing tone deaf, such as when she notes on the page opposite of the one with the previous quote that she uses the word queer as the general public would fail to recognize, saying that it s not the hip synonym for bisexual that indicates I kiss girls at bars to impress boys I mean queer in the anti capitalist sense Ugh Moore wishes to speak out against misogyny while describing fellow queer women disparagingly, then notes that she s never purchase anything based on a supposed but well ballyhooed affinity for the LGBTQ community This condescension and tone is Moore s biggest issue Her topics are interesting but it s hard to take her seriously when she takes herself so overwhelmingly seriously Although I didn t know at first whether or not she was joking when she said in the same essay that she felt uncomfortable with crip because it was too broad, despite using queer to criticize the LGBTQ community She wasn t joking Perhaps I m being too hard on her because I feel that her way of writing is indicative of a larger issue within activist groups mainly, that those who know that they are right treat those of us who have yet to be educated as purposefully ignorant , but that doesn t change my response when reading this In that same vein there are plenty of examples of women, those with disabilities, and queer folk experiencing prejudice and injustice But Moore seems to reach to grab onto new ones people haven t talked about yet apparently s Alexa is ableist for responding I don t have an opinion on that to Moore s question Do you acknowledge that people with disabilities exist in the world Come ON Yes, the programmer could have codedabout disabilities, but this is such a blatant trap It s bad rhetoric Frankly, I don t think it helps people with chronic illnesses.Some of Moore s essays on film horror are pretty cool, but nothing phenomenal The standout essay of this collection is a tie between the introduction and the last one Here, Moore abandons most of her rhetoric and just writes And she s a good writer It feelsauthentic and less like I m trying to be fed my own oppression Passionate writing not is necessarily good writing and passionate thoughts are not always being clever ones Like many essay collections, it jumps about wildly, both in subject and in quality In some moments, Moore writes poetically about her existential experiences as a chronically ill person, at others she dips into the livid prose of a first year discourse student It was no surprise to find that most of these works were originally published online, or not published at all When Moore is at Passionate writing not is necessarily good writing and passionate thoughts are not always being clever ones Like many essay collections, it jumps about wildly, both in subject and in quality In some moments, Moore writes poetically about her existential experiences as a chronically ill person, at others she dips into the livid prose of a first year discourse student It was no surprise to find that most of these works were originally published online, or not published at all When Moore is at her best, her rage is palpable when she unpacks the many, many ways the American medical industry has systematically failed the millions of patients like herself mostly female for unknown reasons who suffer from autoimmune disease or how the garment industry exploits the labor of female workers from sweatshop seamstresses to runway models On the other hand, some of her ideas are nonsensical, like the intellectual contortion with which she attempts to sew a connection between our culture s infuriating expectation that it is a woman s social debt to bear children and drum roll, wait for it the history of U.S patent law Just because two things are both rooted in patriarchal beliefs, as most things are, doesn t mean they re in any way correlated Even , sometimes Moore falls, with unintended hilarity, into the trope of the outrage hungry feminist screaming Sexist at inanimate objects, like when she explains how the lowly sanitary napkin disposal bag is a horrifying manifestation of masculinist society s revulsion towards female bodies Interesting thesis, but never does it occur to her that a blood soaked tampon is in all actuality a biohazard and ought to be disposed of as such It s not internalized misogyny to not want to encounter another woman s menstrual waste, and sexism is not the reason women are encouraged to bag up their biowaste anythan it s sexist to train hotel maids not to handle soiled linens with their bare hands In Body Horror Capitalism, Fear, Misogyny, Jokes, Anne Elizabeth Moore explores how capitalism breeds violence against and engenders illness within the bodies of women.Moore explores the intersection of capitalism and the body within three realms work, entertainment, and medicine Each essay is well researched and thoughtfully presented, interspersed with Moore s dark humor I laughed out loud multiple times while reading her essay, The Presence of No Present , in which Moore interrogates he In Body Horror Capitalism, Fear, Misogyny, Jokes, Anne Elizabeth Moore explores how capitalism breeds violence against and engenders illness within the bodies of women.Moore explores the intersection of capitalism and the body within three realms work, entertainment, and medicine Each essay is well researched and thoughtfully presented, interspersed with Moore s dark humor I laughed out loud multiple times while reading her essay, The Presence of No Present , in which Moore interrogates her in home robot a machine that has been designed to live in my house and make my life easier by ordering me things offPrime but winds up with a misheard grocery list instead Through this amusing encounter, Moore explores how language can help shape and reveal us to ourselves and others, and how silencing what is not understood only ensures it cannot be considered in the future p 177.My favorite essays in this collection where those that focused on medicine in particular, the experience of living with chronic illness As a woman with multiple autoimmune diseases, Moore attempts to understand the body horror that permeates her own life and the lives of so many others From how modern food additives may contribute to the rise of autoimmune diseases, to the superbug apocalypse , to how farm to table restaurants are often inaccessible to those with disabilities Moore supplements journalistic detail with thoughtful cultural critique I had a hard time putting down this book Moore does attempt to acknowledge nonbinary people, but she fails to properly acknowledge trans men and women and how capitalist violence and illness marks their lives and bodies I think Moore could have beenupfront in acknowledging and outlining that her essays mostly focus on a certain group of people i.e., straight cis women The first essay in the book, Massacre on Veng Sreng Street is the one outlier in this regard as it explores Cambodian culture and politics Additionally, as others have pointed out, Moore s short mention discussion of queerness comes across as biphobic and dismissive a really truly excellent book that will shift your brain around quite a lot, or at least it did mine the essays in here changed how I think about and see myself, taught me a lot about autoimmunity and the exacts horrors inflicted on us by industrial postindustrial society, its shape, its unintended or totally intended consequences

Body Horror: Capitalism, Fear, Misogyny, Jokes ePUB
  • Paperback
  • 229 pages
  • Body Horror: Capitalism, Fear, Misogyny, Jokes
  • Anne Elizabeth Moore
  • English
  • 07 October 2017
  • 1940430887